Dave Dhillon

Product Marketing Manager

Data Center Solutions Team

Dave Dhillon is the DC product marketing manager in the Data Center Solutions team. Dave started at Cisco in 1997 as a Systems Engineer and is currently focused on Cisco's data center architectural vision and the data center switching family. Prior to joining Cisco, Dave was a network architect for various organizations including utilities, pharma and retail, where he developed a broad range of experience including WAN, Campus and Data Center networking.


July 5, 2016


Cisco Cloud Scale ASIC switches – deliver a 2 year advantage over Merchant silicon switches

Ever drive through a tract housing development where two to three models are repeated over and over again. All the houses have the same look, same layout, same square footage, etc. Over the last few years, it seems like a similar trend is happening in data center switching. Since most data center switches are based […]

May 5, 2016


Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager Wins Best of Interop 2016 Data Center Award!

It was in mid-March, I posted a blog about the new level of simplicity Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager (NFM) brings when configuring your fabric underlay and VXLAN overlay. Essentially…a point-and-click approach without requiring a single CLI command or any knowledge of IP protocols. Since the release of Nexus Fabric Manager in early April, it’s gotten […]

March 16, 2016


Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager: It Really Does Simplify and Automate Fabric Build!

These days, it seems every new data center solution lays claim to the latest industry buzz words: automation and simplicity. Unfortunately, most solutions don’t really live up to their claims and over time they’ve lost their clout. Most people just gloss over them. So, knowing that, why would I use them to describe Cisco Nexus Fabric Manager? I […]

April 29, 2015


Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) wins best of Interop award for DC category!

Just a few months ago, Cisco announced an innovative new feature called Intelligent traffic Director (ITD) on the Nexus 7000. ITD offers customers a  hardware based multi-terabit load-balancing and traffic re-director solution unmatched in the industry. Yesterday, at Interop, ITD was recognized for its industry leading innovation and capabilities with the best of Interop award in […]

December 9, 2014


Cisco Nexus 9500 – Revolutionizing Modular Switch Design

Read today’s data center news and it’s all about software innovation, Cloud, SDN, Internet of Everything, Big Data, applications…etc.  One would think that the days of hardware innovation are long gone. That’s far from the truth!  Software and cloud may be the water cooler topics of today, but they depend on a highly reliable, high […]

October 21, 2014


Nexus 9000/7000 Series Switches No Longer Vulnerable to Shellshock Bug

What is Shellshock? Recently a bug called Shellshock was discovered that could potentially allow remote attackers access to Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X operating systems. This bug, also called Bash Bug because it exploits vulnerabilities in the bash shell of *nix based systems, is rated a 7.5 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, the […]

October 6, 2014


Miercom Performance Verified – Cisco Nexus 7700 Delivers Industry’s Highest 100Gbps Scalability, Performance and …

This will probably date me, but when I started in telecommunications a few years back, 10-Mbps thin-net Ethernet was the cool new technology. I used to think, “Who would ever need that much bandwidth?” Since then, IT technology has changed dramatically, with applications continually demanding more and more bandwidth. Ethernet switching capacity has advanced by […]

February 13, 2014


Meet the latest additions to the Nexus 7700 and F3 Module Series.

Last July, Cisco announced the new Nexus 7700 switches (Nexus 7710 and 7718) as part of the Nexus 7000 Series, offering higher 40G and 100G densities and also delivering front to back airflow in a smaller form factor. Along with the new 7700 chassis, we announced the next generation F-Series modules, the F3 40G and […]